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  1. Raíces de resiliencia

    20 April 2021
    Report

    La política de tierras – es decir, quién controla qué tierra, cómo se utiliza, durante cuánto tiempo, con qué fines y en beneficio de quién - es un pilar central de este debate. Mientras los políticos de toda Europa se esfuerzan por encontrar un equilibrio entre la necesidad urgente de actuar contra el cambio climático con la necesidad de reforzar la equidad y el apoyo popular a las nuevas políticas, el riesgo de conflicto social se cierne sobre la sociedad. Se trata de un riesgo alimentado por las protestas de los agricultores, la percepción pública del «agri-bashing» y las tensiones de larga duración entre los movimientos conservacionistas y las comunidades agrícolas. Esto se ha vuelto más complejo debido a la interconexión de las cuestiones de la tierra y la identidad nacional, y por la aparente desconexión cada vez mayor entre quienes viven en las zonas rurales y urbanas.

  2. Land for Agroecology in Europe

    24 February 2021
    Article

    The time has come for a transformation of Europe’s food systems. Small-scale food producers, peasants, community groups, environmental justice activists and others have been calling for years for a shift towards agriculture that nourishes communities, regenerates ecosystems, and provides decent and sustainable livelihoods. The concept of agroecology encompasses these ambitions, referring to the science, movement, and practice of working with nature to build food sovereignty. The climate crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have only made it clearer how urgent such a transformation is.

  3. Roots of Resilience

    24 February 2021
    Report

    Land politics – who controls what land, how is it used, for how long, for what purposes and to whose benefit – is a central pillar of this debate. As politicians across Europe struggle to balance the urgent need for climate action with the need to strengthen equity and popular support for new policies, the risk of societal discord looms large, fuelled by farmer protests, perceptions of ‘agri-bashing,’ and long-running tensions between conservation movements and agricultural communities. This has been made more complicated by the interweaving of questions of land and national identity and an apparently increasing disconnect between those living in rural and urban areas.

  4. Des Terres En Commun!

    • Nyeleni Europe and Central Asia, Transnational Institute (TNI)
    28 May 2020
    Report

    Au cours des dernières décennies, le continent européen a été soumis à un ensemble de facteurs impactant fortement l’agriculture : politiques agricoles et alimentaires, accords de libre-échange, politiques de libéralisation et énergétiques dominées par le marché, projets miniers et d'infrastructures, et vagues d’urbanisation. Les exemples sont légion, de l'actuelle PAC et du manque de mécanismes adaptés de régulation des marchés et des prix, aux divers textes législatifs nationaux, ou au changement croissant d’usages des sols. Cette accumulation de facteurs a conduit à l'industrialisation du système agricole et à la marchandisation de sa composante fondamentale : la terre.

  5. Your Land, My Land, Our Land

    • Nyeleni Europe and Central Asia, Transnational Institute (TNI)
    28 May 2020
    Report

    The handbook is published by the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia platform for Food Sovereignty to help nourish the food sovereignty movement with ideas that support local struggles for land. It also tries to connect different experiences and is an invitation to build collective intra-European support mechanisms for land struggles.

  6. Grond van Bestaan

    • Jeannette Oppedijk van Veen, Leonardo van den Berg, Sijtse Jan Roeters, Jolke de Moel, Hanny van Geel
    16 April 2019
    Paper

    In een agrarisch landschap dat in de afgelopen 50 jaar homogener, sterieler en leger is geworden, ontpoppen zich steeds meer initiatieven van boeren en burgers. Ze willen meer dan wordt aangedragen door overheden. Ze willen een landbouw die minder schadelijk is voor het milieu en die gezonder voedsel voortbrengt. Een landbouw die de natuur en het leven van boeren en burgers kan verrijken. Deze initiatieven zijn divers. Het zijn tuinders die burgers zelf laten oogsten, melk- veehouders die bomen en kruiden in de wei planten, akkerbouwers die direct aan lokale bakkers leveren, boerderijen waarin burgers aandeelhouders worden en meer.

  7. There is no state: Authoritarian returns on Haiti’s high Central Plateau

    • Sophie Sapp Moore
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How have rural dwellers understood and responded to historical and resurgent forms of authoritarian populism in Haiti’s hinterland since the 1970s?

  8. Keep the Farm TTIP- and CETA-free!

    • Guus Geurts
    19 January 2017
    Report

    In both TTIP and CETA food, agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture play a major role and the prospects for European farmers and consumers are not good. TTIP negotiators are discussing abolishing or lowering import tariffs for agricultural products and the mutual recognition of each others’ standards relating to environment, animal welfare, food safety and labour rights is on the agenda.

  9. Reclaiming Agricultural Investment

    • Sylvia Kay
    19 May 2014
    Report

    Effective state policies and investments in support of small scale food producers does not only provide a socially just alternative to a model based on foreign direct investment in agro-industries, but it is also a safeguard against land grabbing.

     
  10. Olivier de Schutter: What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?

    Olivier de Schutter
    12 January 2012
    Multi-media

    The food crisis and the environmental crisis are two sides of one coin, so any solution to hunger and food security must also be sustainable and contribute to ecological integrity.